Fresh from their recent appearances in our 2016/17 Concert Season, Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati and internationally-renowened violinist Christian Tetzlaff join the Orchestra for this special performance at the world's greatest classical music festival - the BBC Proms 2017.
Brahms’s Tragic Overture is not so much tragic as a ‘serious’ follow-up to his more frivolous Academic Festival Overture. Dedicated ‘To the memory of an angel’, Berg’s luminous Violin Concerto is an intensely moving personal testament to the death of a young woman, quoting Bach’s funeral chorale ‘Es ist genug’. Thomas Larcher’s nocturnal wanderings receive their UK premiere before a joyous journey down the Rhine in Schumann’s Third Symphony, which climaxes in a musical homage to Cologne Cathedral.
Robin Ticciati is Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera. As a guest conductor he has appeared with the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies.
Equally at home in classical, romantic and contemporary repertoire, Christian Tetzlaff sets standards with his interpretations of the violin concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Berg and Ligeti, and is renowned for his innovative chamber music projects and performances of Bach.